Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) February 23, 2008
Want to diversify your portfolio? For experienced investors looking to pursue and manage more aggressive investment vehicles, High-Powered Investing All-In-One For Dummies (Wiley, February 2008, 761 pages) explains the necessary techniques and options for successful high-end investing. This essential reference combines the information of ten For Dummies personal finance titles--at one affordable price. For details, visit http://www.dummies.com/WileyCDA/DummiesTitle/High-Powered-Investing-All-In-One-For-Dummies.productCd-0470186267.html.
Written in plain-English and an easy-to-use format, the book is divided into eight sections:
Investment Basics: Brush up on the kinds of investment vehicles available to investors; learn how to choose a broker or brokerage account; and understand the various exchanges and indexes.
Basic Investments: Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, and More: This section tackles traditional investments that make up the majority of individual investors' portfolios. It reveals the pros and cons of these basic investments, including the potential for growth; fees associated with each type; and potential risks. There's also information on stock market movements, bonds and bond yields, exchange-traded funds, and annuities.
Futures and Options: These are riskier investments that are predicated on guessing the future value of stocks or commodities. As stated in the Introduction, "As a futures and options trader, you have to be a stock trader, a geopolitical analyst, a money manager, and an expert in the relevant markets." (With the current political landscape, the futures and options markets have resurged and will remain strong for several decades.)
Commodities: This part deals with investing in the raw products of modern society, such as crude oil and natural gas. Individual chapters focus on precious metals, energy commodities, and agricultural products.
Foreign Currency Trading: Discover how the forex market works, and learn how to use the key tactics and strategies of market veterans.
Hedge funds: Though the wealthiest generally participate in these private investment partnerships, investors at all levels will benefit from reading about how hedge funds are structured and the different investment styles used by hedge fund managers.
Value Investing. This is an approach focused on finding companies that are currently undervalued by the market, but will be consistently strong for the long haul and worth holding for long periods of time. Here, the book introduces simple yet important mathematical concepts, as well as instructions for reading company statements.
Technical Analysis. Maximize returns and minimize losses by learning the methods used by stockbrokers to chart, track, and interpret stock market prices and movements.
Like all For Dummies® books, High-Powered Investing All-In-One For Dummies begins with a handy "Cheat Sheet" in the front of the book. It includes a summary of key financial ratios to use when assessing financial reports; a list of essential economic reports; a number of useful web sites for more information; and a glossary of Greek terms used in financial lingo.
High-Powered Investing All-In-One For Dummies®
By Amine Bouchentouf; Brian Dolan; Dr. Joe Duarte; Mark Galant; Ann C. Logue, MBA; Paul Mladjenovic; Kerry Pechter; Barbara Rockefeller; Peter J. Sander, MBA; and Russell Wild, MBA
ISBN: 978-0-470-18626-8 / $29.99 U.S. / February 2008
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